The Day of All Gnostic Saints, is November 20th. This time is set aside to teach of all those who have helped keep alive the Gnosis throughout the ages, so that aspiring modern Gnostics will know that many came before us in this work. Many of them were martyrs, people who stood up for what they knew to be the Truth, and paid for it with their lives.
Martyrdom is not an ideal in itself in the Gnostic tradition, because living for the Truth is much harder than dying for it, yet we should remember those lights of Gnosis who gave all they had and could do no other. Also, we are aware that many people worked for Gnosis in their lifetimes and never received recognition for it; "those, known or unknown, who held aloft the light of Truth through the darkness of human ignorance," as the Sufi prayer goes. By attuning ourselves to the Gnostic saints, we become more permeable to unseen and unknown aid.